A procedure at a checkpoint received from above, following warnings of a terrorist on his way there. Upon activation of the procedure, all movement is paralysed at the checkpoint for long hours. No one passes (including critical humanitarian cases – sick and infirm, women in labour, disabled). There are soldiers who hasten to close the checkpoint gates on their own initiative when we arrive: they allow no one through until we move away or leave. This is manifestly illegal, without IDF backing, and is done without due consideration and primarily with total contempt for Palestinians and their rights.